We’ve launched a new series on the British Pathé YouTube channel in which we will compare life in the present to life in the past. It’s called Did You Know – Now & Then. The first episode covers the topic of smoking and the change in the perception of cigarettes over time. It takes you from the introduction of cigarettes in the Western world to smoking’s apotheosis as a social phenomenon, and to its fall in popularity in recent years.
Our second episode, on obesity, will be released shortly. Don’t forget to subscribe and to let us know your thoughts on the new series and what you want to see covered in future episodes.
You can watch episode one below.